Stratford Overnight School Tour
School Trips @ Equity
Equity have been taking young people around the world since 1933, making us one of the longest running tour operators in the school travel market. We take pride in delivering an exceptional customer experience and sharing our expertise in education and travel.
Why book Equity for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
Expand the imagination and creativity of each student in your English class with a school tour to Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare's birthplace and the home to his wife's cottage along with his mother's farm. Stratford-upon-Avon truly is a step-back in time and a walking tour will allow students to learn about how the life and history of Shakespeare has had an impact on the town itself. Our specialists can coordinate a Royal Shakespeare Theatre tour as well as workshops where teachers can decide the text the students will work on to help them understand the dialogue in a new and exciting way. The opportunity to investigate landscapes and historical contents that influenced Shakespeare’s works is an invaluable experience and this school trip will greatly benefit English studies when returning to the classroom.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Learning more about the life of Shakespeare will allow students to better understand his works. Where better than the town of his birth to study the man and his legacy.
Explore Tudor cottages and townhouses in historic Stratford Upon Avon. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is an excellent example of everyday life in Tudor England with it's preserved architecture. Nearby Warwick Castle is another great place to see history come to life.
What activities are available during group visits?
This restored 16th century house is believed to the birthplace of William Shakespeare in 1564 is now open as a museum.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Guided tours allow you to explore both the public and private areas of this famous theatre. Learn about the Royal Shakespeare Company or watch a production.
Guided Walk of Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Students can explore how Shakespeare’s work relates to his life when visiting his wife’s cottage, a thatched farmhouse with stunning grounds and gardens, which overflow with beautiful blooms, and traditional shrubs. Close by is the Holy Trinity Church where both William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are buried.
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Workshop
The RSC offers school groups practical workshops on any of Shakespeare's plays. These sessions are tailor-made and focus on key areas that are relevant to your students and their studies. Workshops can also be tailored towards a specific character’s journey, featuring certain characters from Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet.
RSC Tour & Tower
A wide variety of tours are available – from a backstage exploration to an “audition tour” where you can try on costumes and try out your Shakespeare in a staged audition. Enjoy panoramic views of Stratford-upon-Avon from the RSC Tower.
Owned by Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna Hall and her husband, this stunning home showcases true 16th century architecture providing an insight of what life was life in this time.
What size groups do you cater for?
A minimum of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit and we can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required
Is there first aid on site?
We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with Special Educational Needs.
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